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Startup items in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xephar, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to prevent items from being added? Such as maybe making the registry keys write only? Or maybe resetting the computer to a previous state on every boot up? Does anyone know of any way to do something like this?


    I am tired of having to go into msconfig and turning off programs like AIM and Quicktime, which add themselves back to the startup list everytime I run them... ::grrrr::
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    You can turn those things off in the applications themselves.
     
  3. Kazrath

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    Set your MSconfig to "normal startup"

    reboot your computer

    Open regedit

    Goto HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run

    On the right pane remove the items you dont want starting.

    Good luck.
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Most programs will give you the option NOT to put them there, but you can't install with the default settings, use the custom installation and you have more control.
     
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